Afghanistan bans sale of toy guns to shoot down culture of violence

Afghan children playing with plastic guns as they celebrate the second day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, on the outskirts of Jalalabad city in eastern Nangarhar province. Afghanistan banned the sale of im
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Afghan children playing with plastic guns as they celebrate the second day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, on the outskirts of Jalalabad city in eastern Nangarhar province. Afghanistan banned the sale of imitation Kalashnikovs and other toy guns on Tuesday after they caused injuries to more than 100 people during Eid celebrations, seeking to curb a culture of violence among children.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 23, 2015, with the headline 'Afghanistan bans sale of toy guns to shoot down culture of violence'. Print Edition | Subscribe